I desire, to correct a mistake which has been made by several hon. gentlemen who have spoken on this question. They speak of the site of the barracks as being in Longueuil. For instance, T heard my hon. friend from St. Anne (Mr. Doherty) referring to it in that way. It should have been referred to as Montreal South. Montreal South is a distinct municipality, and I have received two or three letters from gentlemen protesting against it being confused with Longueuil. They do not want it to be called Longueuil, they want it to be called Montreal South because it is a distinct and a very, active municipality. As regards the transportation question, as the hon. Minister of Militia and Defence (Sir Frederick Borden) has just said, access to it is easy enough now by any of the three routes available-the steam railway, the electric railway, and the ferry boat. Unless you located the site in the very city of Montreal you could not get a better place or one more quickly accessible than the site of Montreal South. If you desired to locate at Pointe Aux Trembles or any other place outside of Montreal you would have to go a long distance Sir FREDERICK BORDEN.
out before you could get as large a space as you get at Montreal South. You cannot get a more healthy place than Montreal South. It is on a higher level than the city of Montreal unless you get up on the mountain, it is higher than Longueuil, and it has a magnificent water-power to get water from. I do not think there is a place in the province of Quebec healthier than Longueuil and Montreal South. The water which flows on the south side of the 'St. Lawrence is freer from impurity than the water in the other portions of the St. Lawrence in the vicinity of Montreal. The minister has said truly that the question of expense is a very important one. The government own 180 acres of land there which they can get for nothing, which has been there doing nothing and giving no revenue at all. If they bought the same quantity of land somewhere around the city of Montreal I do not think they could get it for less than $300,000.